States With the Most Smokers

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46. Mississippi
> Adult smoking rate: 22.7%
> Lung cancer diagnoses per 100,000 people: 73.9 (4th highest)
> State cigarette excise tax: $0.68 per pack (14th lowest)
> Median household income: $41,754 (the lowest)

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47. Louisiana
> Adult smoking rate: 22.8%
> Lung cancer diagnoses per 100,000 people: 68.8 (10th highest)
> State cigarette excise tax: $0.86 per pack (16th lowest)
> Median household income: $45,146 (4th lowest)

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48. Arkansas
> Adult smoking rate: 23.6%
> Lung cancer diagnoses per 100,000 people: 77.4 (3rd highest)
> State cigarette excise tax: $1.15 per pack (20th lowest)
> Median household income: $44,334 (3rd lowest)

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49. Kentucky
> Adult smoking rate: 24.5%
> Lung cancer diagnoses per 100,000 people: 91.4 (the highest)
> State cigarette excise tax: $0.60 per pack (10th lowest)
> Median household income: $46,659 (6th lowest)

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50. West Virginia
> Adult smoking rate: 24.8%
> Lung cancer diagnoses per 100,000 people: 77.6 (2nd highest)
> State cigarette excise tax: $0.55 per pack (6th lowest)
> Median household income: $43,385 (2nd lowest)